Solid Waste

Campus operations generate a variety of solid wastes such as municipal waste, landscape and livestock waste, and medical/infectious waste. Depending upon the type of operations, managing these wastes may require a permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Did you know that all municipal trash and recyclables collected on the campus are processed at the Waste Transfer Station? Recyclable materials including paper, plastics, and metals are reclaimed from the waste stream and sold on the market. Contact Safety and Compliance if you would like a tour of the facility.

Interested in composting wastes on campus? In general, a permit is not required for wastes that originate on campus, are composted on campus, and remain on university property. Contact Environmental Compliance for additional site specific requirements.

Do you have questions regarding medical/infectious waste disposal? Please contact the Division of Research Safety for more information.